Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Chartreuse? Not Again!

Eww baby, it was almost 50 degrees today!  That opened a lot of doors for me--well, as far as clothes go.  I thought of bright colors (when don't I?) and this chartreuse wool boucle jacket just jumped out at me.  Oh, and how many thing do I have in my wardrobe that are this color????  Too many to mention, me-thinks!


jacket~Marshall's
skirt~Banana Republic
booties~Marshall's

This jacket, as much as I LOVE it, it can be tough to wear though for several reasons; three quarter length sleeves, the "A" shape, and should I say the color?  I was lucky it was warm so I didn't freeze all day.   In order NOT to have it look like a tent on top, I needed to go slim on the bottom.   Love the covered buttons and the collarless neckline.  The boucle is scrumptious! 

This skirt is that longer length I am not crazy about--but its okay.   It is a great fabric, wool and lycra, but it tends to be very body revealing--as in VPL's, hidden by a well placed hand. (I know, I know, I date myself with that phrase)  It was such a pleasure to be able to wear thin stockings today!  Boots added a bit of balance to the bottom--but my feet were killing me by the end of the day~

How much chartreuse or lime green do you have in your closet?


11 comments:

  1. I was looking for a shirt that color just yesterday. I need one!! You look great, but you know you need a Christmas sweater or two! ;)

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  2. Okay, it's official! This is my favorite on you so far! ~Serene

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  3. This is a great outfit and while the jacket is wonderful and the skirt fits you perfect...it is the earrings and the booties that I just love!! You look so good in this!

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  4. I have chartreuse shoes, a long gown (that I might be wearing for New Year's), and a vintage velvet cape. I love the colour.

    Awesome outfit, Paula! I love the neutrals mixed with the jacket, and the shoes. Um...wear a thong for the VPL? :)

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  5. The jacket is so pretty! I love the swing/cape effect!

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  6. Hi, just found your bog through Sheila at Ephemera and it is so nice to see a blog about people my age (49).

    I do have one lime summery blouse in my closet that I bought but never wore as I think this may not be the color for me.

    However, it looks great on you!

    If you have time come over and check me out at Always Summer. I haven't been posting a lot lately, but I am back in the swing of things (hopefully).

    Lesa
    Always Summer

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  7. This is a lovely look. I especially like the cut of the jacket and the longer skirt...I was so surprised to see it on you, but the color and the length is just perfect!

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  8. One of my favorite colors! I'm crazy about the color "mustard" too.
    Color is everything, isn't it?

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  9. Love, love your boots. The jacket is brilliant too
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  10. Use to have a turtle neck that color, but every time I wore it people would ask me if I was feeling okay... needless to say someone else owns that turtle neck now.

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  11. Joy, could I have one in Chartruese??? :~@
    Serene~ well I hope I keep on making your favorites!
    Pam~thanks
    I'm lovin' it Sheila! I'll be looking for your outfit on New Years! Gutta see those shoes. oh and hate thongs. Only wear them if I absolutly have to.
    Terri~the longer skirt was one from the office days...even longer one today!
    Kathy~ Color is evreything!
    Sacramento~ Muchas gracias~
    silvergirl~lol--thats what the wrong color can do for you--or against you, as it was!



    Vanessa~thanks but it is tricky!
    Lesa~I will be over to check it out and thanks for stopping by~

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